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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Birth Records

1907-1946

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Records may also include delayed birth filings that record birth dates preceding 1903. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certificates of Births [Oregon Health Division], 1908-1918 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1915-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Birth and Death Record [with index], 1915-1923 (1 volume);
Birth Records From Probate Index [in voters list and poll book], n.d. (1 volume);
Birth Records Gaston and Vicinity [in voters list and poll book], 1915-1936 (1 volume);
Birth Records Sherwood and Vicinity [in voters list and poll book], 1915-1936 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 81-includes births until 1936], 1916-1946 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 93 Tigard Sherwood-includes births until 1929], 1915-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 94-includes births until 1931], 1915-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 95 Beaverton-includes births until 1924], 1916-1934 (1 volume);
[Record of Births-with index], 1907-1916 (1 volume).

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